Charles Gilpin, local resident and professional artist, recently donated a painting in memory of his wife, Rosalinde Gilpin. Gilpin said he used painting to cope with his wife, Rosalinde's, battle with breast cancer and her passing in 2013.
"This place is the great place on earth," said Gilpin. "The people and what they do is nothing short of a miracle. I don't know how they do it, but there are no words to describe the quality of care they give. They gave my wife a better life during her battle with cancer and I love the staff here because they are like our family."
Gilpin's wife received chemotherapy treatments at the Cancer Center of Excellence for two years. The original painting of his wife's hometown, Baunach, Germany, will be displayed in the Cancer Center of Excellence.